Hollis Brookline’s Balfour posts 300th volleyball victory


Hollis Brookline 3, Keene 0

The Cavaliers locked down the program’s 300th win in 18 seasons of play, all under coach Becky Balfour, with a 25-10, 25-15, 25-14 victory Friday night in Keene.

Hanna Close (five aces, five kills, five digs), Elizabeth Bonnette (five aces, one kill, five digs), Angelina Leonard (four aces, seven assists), Brodie Kelly (two kills) and Jess Cooper (two aces, four digs) led Hollis Brookline (5-0) over Keene (0-6).

On Monday the Cavaliers travel to the other side of the state to face Dover, while Keene’s home stand continues with


Nashua South 3, Alvirne 0

Brianna Henderson was busy in the back row with 20 digs, while also chipping in at the net with five kills, to lead the Panthers to a 25-5, 25-11, 25-14 win over the host Broncos on Friday night.

Kara Kelliher recorded her second double-double of the season, finishing the night with 11 kills and 16 digs. Cara Lecklider passed extremely well in serve receive, and had eight digs. South travels to Plaistow to face Timberlane on


Windham 3, Merrimack 0

Merrimack’s Joanne Bonner (four kills, eight digs), Anna Niezrecki (21 digs), Grace Lawton (one block) and Isabella Smith (12 assists, three aces) played well, but the Tomahawks came up short – 26-25, 18-25, 13-25 – Friday night at Windham.

Moultonborough 3, Campbell 1

Campbell won the first game 28-26 before dropping three straight 25-13, 25-5 and 26-24 in a loss to Moultonborough Academy Friday night.

Liv Garand (one ace, two kills, 18 digs), Meghan Gibbons (two aces, seven kills, nine digs), Jordan Kanaley (two kills, one dig, three blocks, 13 assists) and Caedran Sullivan (two aces, three kills, three digs, two blocks) stood out for the Cougars in defeat.

Bishop Guertin 3, Concord 2

The Cardinals improved to 3-2 with a 25-20, 17-25, 25-17, 22-25, 18-16 Win over Concord on Friday night.

Libby Knapp (five aces, eight kills, 10 digs), Paola Matos (three aces, 34 digs), Rita Dow (six kills, four blocks), Alicia Glasheen (23 assists, 12 digs) and Maddy Keating (four aces, eight kills, 18 digs) led BG.


Nashua South 8, Spaulding 1

Jake Dukeshire and Ethan Emata each netted a pair of goals and assisted on two others, helping the Panthers to victory. Lucca Souras, Roni Martinez, Emmanuel O and Sebastian Cuehlo had the other goals. Roe Hendrick was called on for one save in the win.

Manchester Central 3, Merrimack 1

Jay Wozniak scored the lone goal for the Tomahawks, who fall to 2-3. It came in a scramble after a Rosendo Lopez free kick.

ConVal 6, Souhegan 0

The Sabers fell to 0-5 as Ryan Lockitt and Ethan Ramm combined for nine saves in the Souhegan goal.

Pembroke 3, Milford 2

Paxton Ducharme and Zach Smith scored the goals for Milford, which falls to 1-7 with the tight loss.


Londonderry 7, Nashua North 1

The Titans could only manage a goal by Ari Dumaine as they dropped to 1-4 on the season. North hosts Goffstown on Tuesday at Stellos Stadium.

Nashua South 7, Spaulding 0

Angie Suaza led the way with three goals while Ellie Kopicko added two. Katie Paquette and Kendall Bush each had one. Roya Ardehali and Taylor Mohler also provided good offensive chances.

Bishop Guertin 3, Memorial 0

The Cardinals improved to 3-1, getting goals from Brayden Bradford, Bri Carter and Bri Dargin. Delaney Ramaino also played well for BG, which next hosts Alvirne at Stellos next Wednesday.

Bow 3, Milford 2

All the scoring was in the first half of this one. Ali Ciardelli and Ashleigh Matsis scored the Spartan goals. Ashley Wilder added an assist. Matsis and Mikayla Thompson were superb in the midfield, while Katie Lorden and Jade Gregg combined for 7 saves for Milford.

Exeter 4, Alvirne 2

The Broncos dropped to 2-3 with the loss. Alvirne goals were scored by Emily Lizotte and Ashley Lecomte. Alvirne assists went to Maddie Bertrand, Emily Lizotte and Rose Boudreau. Defensively, Sara Ruigrok and goalkeeper Brittney Whiting played well

Wilton-Lyndeborough 6,

Portsmouth Christian 3

Elisabeth Jacob scored three goals and Sophia Sistachs pitched in a pair. Brooke Lane scored once, while Sam Yurcak dominated the action from her midfield spot. Janel Bachand pushed away eight saves. Lexi Balam, Kaitlin LoVerme, Emma Skelly , Avery Krug and Ella Kelley all played well.

Hollis Brookline 1, ConVal 0

HB moved to 4-1-1 as Sarah Birch drilled a penalty kick with 20 minutes left for the game-winner. Maggie Crooks had six saves but preserved the win with an amazing grab in a crowd of a ConVal free kick. Teresa DeMaio, Paisely Broadhurst, Maddy Harley and Emma Ruvido worked hard to control the midfield, while Tasha White and Rachel Brackett took control up front to preserve the win.

Merrimack 1, Man. Central 0 (OT)

Abby Morgan scored the goal in the extra session, and Caitlin Moran earned this shutout, working overtime for a dozen saves. Sam Page, Gigi Wood and Riley Streeper all played superb all-around games in the victory.


Alvirne third

The match was played at par-36 Hoodkroft Country Club and the scores were Bedford 199, Pinkerton 206 and Alvirne 220.

Tyler Lizotte led Alvirne at 40, followed by Jackie Dowd 44, Ryan Santos 45, Brett McKinley 45 and Michael Dowling 47.

Milford fourth

The scores at Nippo Lake GC in the point quota system were Kennett 108, Oyster River 107, Coe-Brown, Coe Brown. 87 and Milford 56. Ryan Cavanaugh and Jacob Dube were Milford’s top point


Bishop Guertin splits

The Cardinals (219) played solid enough to knock off Manchester Central (247) but could not KO Concord (195) on the par-34 Concord CC track. Ryan Horgan paced BG at 42, followed by Jack Fitzgerald (43), Alex Koutsos (44) and both Aaron Pratt and Brady Dubay at 45 each.


Salem 4, Nashua South 0

Courtney Tello made eight saves in goal, but South fell to 1-5 with the shutout loss.

Concord 2, Merrimack 1 (OT)

Chloe Kapsambelis scored the equalizer at 22:58 in the second half, but Concord prevailed in the extra session. Heather Rohr had 10 saves for Merrimack, now 4-2.

Milford 1, Hollis Brookline 0 (OT)

Sydney Kolasinksi scored the lone goal, assisted by Jenna D’Angelis. Playing strong defense were Caroline Boudreau and Erin Jasper for the Spartans in front of Lilly Moore, who made eight saves in goal.